Perry weighs in on New Hampshire Senate race to hit Shaheen on immigration

posted at 12:01 pm on July 29, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Rick Perry’s attention has mostly been on the border crisis, which keeps him at home in Texas while raising his national profile considerably over the last few weeks. Perry has put that profile to use far from home, in a key state for presidential ambitions, confronting Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on behalf of her midterm Republican challenger Scott Brown for the US Senate race in New Hampshire over immigration. The intervention in New Hampshire has potential ramifications beyond November 2014, too, as John DiStaso notes for the New Hampshire Journal:

In a move with laced with ramifications not only for this year’s mid-term election, but also possibly for the 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Texas Gov. Rick Perry later today will weigh in on the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire for the second time in less than week.

Perry, who is seriously considering a second run for the White House, will join state Republican Party Chair Jennifer Horn on  a media conference fall to discuss, the NHGOP says, “the failed Obama-Shaheen border security policies.”

Perry appeared last week on WGIR-AM radio and told “New Hampshire Today” program host Jack Heath he was not surprised that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen stopped short of criticizing President Barack Obama for not going to the border to observe the crisis there when he recently went to Texas for fund-raisers.

“She votes with President Obama 99 percent of the time,” Perry said on the radio station. “If (Granite Staters) like what they see coming out of the White House, then Senator Shaheen is who they need to vote for.”

Brown can use the help. The Real Clear Politics average for polls in the Granite State put him down ten points against Shaheen, 50/40. Only one poll in the last month puts Shaheen’s support at less than 50%, and none has Brown above 42%. That might not be a bad level for an unknown challenger, but that’s not Scott Brown, whose profile has been high in the region since winning a surprise victory in 2010′s special election in Massachusetts for the Senate seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy.

Brown needs a game-changer, and it’s interesting to see his campaign reach out to Perry for a couple of reasons. First, New Hampshire’s GOP tends to lean more toward the libertarian side, and Perry just got into a big dust-up on foreign policy with Rand Paul, the leading national voice for libertarian policy in the Republican Party. Paul’s views on immigration are less supported within the party, however, and the Brown campaign wants to pivot to the border in an attempt to tie Shaheen to the border crisis. The question will be whether immigration really is a game changer in New Hampshire, and whether Perry’s the man with whom Granite State voters will identify with the solution to it. So far, though, Perry seems to be the only leader in national politics taking action of any kind on the issue, and Brown wants to ride those coattails to see how far it may take him. (Being ten points back with three months to go makes a gamble like this more rational too.)

Perry doesn’t plan to just offer his help from long distance, either. He will travel to New Hampshire in three weeks to work on his own prospects for 2016 in a state that otherwise may not be a natural fit for the Texas governor. His brand of retail politics will sell well in the other presidential-sweepstakes entry state, Iowa; he wowed crowds when he first jumped into the 2012 race by upstaging Michele Bachmann in Waterloo, prior to flaming out in the debates. If Perry has New Hampshire on his radar already, this effort may say more about 2016 than 2014.

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May he find his consistency.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Once Texas has voted for Abbott to replace Perry then Rick will be free without the distractions of being Governor.

It will be a hoot to see Perry visit California in the next few years as they slide down into the grasp of Mexico.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Yeah, but there’s something about Rick Perry that’s off-putting. As if something in me warns he’s not ultimately to be trusted.

otlset on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM

That might not be a bad level for an unknown challenger, but that’s not Scott Brown,

True, but I think a sitting Senator being at only 50% would be alarming to the Senator’s campaign.

Occams Stubble on July 29, 2014 at 12:09 PM

So Rick said Dear Leader threatened all the governors.

Well.. if he threatened the governors he had to have threatened Boehner as well. Would explain a lot.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:14 PM

otlset on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Your gut ain’t wrong. This guy needs to be kept on a tight leash.

Other than that, he ain’t too bad.

I saw the original version of this movie…35ish years ago.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Once Texas has voted for Abbott to replace Perry then Rick will be free without the distractions of being Governor.

It will be a hoot to see Perry visit California in the next few years as they slide down into the grasp of Mexico.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Check this out…(It’s highly entertaining especially given that California’s unemployment rate is higher than Mexico)

Brown vs. Perry

‘JERRY BROWN GETS BIBLICAL ON THE BORDER CRISIS: ‘WE SHOULD WELCOME THE STRANGER’

“While in Mexico to discuss joint trade and the effects of climate change with Mexican political leaders, Governor Jerry Brown said that Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to put National Guard troops on the Texas border is misguided. He urged Perry and other U.S. politicians to heed the “religious call… to welcome the stranger” when it comes to illegal aliens….”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/28/Jerry-Brown-on-Border-Crisis-We-Should-Welcome-the-Stranger

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Speaking of Immigration:

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost

Washington Post @washingtonpost · 16m

House Republicans slash border bill to $659 million as deadline approaches http://wapo.st/1nReWP8

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Good for him.

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Perry supported and signed into law in-state tuition for illegal aliens, right?

Not very logical, not to mention being an incentive for more illegal immigration. Where does an illegal alien, even with a fresh diploma, get a LEGAL, PERMANENT job? I asked this question of the Republican sponsor of FL’s recent law; he turned his back on me and walked away.

EVERY piece of legislation and every executive action must be examined under a microscope: does it ENCOURAGE or DISCOURAGE more illegal immigration.

fred5678 on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

The quickest way to get the left to stop the invasion at the border is if the churches start evangelizing these people and they convert to Christianity.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

fred5678 on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Yes he did. The law is/was a good law. Those illegals who took advantage of the law had paid Texas taxes longer than out of state students who came to Texas schools because even with out of state tuition, it was cheaper than going to school in their home states.

Much has been said about that bill, most of it wrong, or ill informed.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

otlset on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Your gut ain’t wrong. This guy needs to be kept on a tight leash.

Other than that, he ain’t too bad.

I saw the original version of this movie…35ish years ago.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 PM

All politicians are worthy of skepticism…because it’s healthy and a worthwhile american trait in a healthy republic.

No more inexperienced ideologues who don’t have a clue about governance in the executive

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

The quickest way to get the left to stop the invasion at the border is if the churches start evangelizing these people and they convert to Christianity.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

That is EXACTLY what the churches are trying to do.
These people are coming from Catholic areas – they are not Muslim…..

So the churches are trying to latch on to them and that will be an epic struggle for Obama has he tries to convert the illegals to the church of big government.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Perry supported and signed into law in-state tuition for illegal aliens, right?

Not very logical, not to mention being an incentive for more illegal immigration. Where does an illegal alien, even with a fresh diploma, get a LEGAL, PERMANENT job? I asked this question of the Republican sponsor of FL’s recent law; he turned his back on me and walked away.

EVERY piece of legislation and every executive action must be examined under a microscope: does it ENCOURAGE or DISCOURAGE more illegal immigration.

fred5678 on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Again…Read the statute and the history behind it.

Texas did it to stay out of court because we lost the case…and you can thank California for that trend.

California runs US Immigration policy…and has for a long time.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM

All politicians are worthy of skepticism…because it’s healthy and a worthwhile american trait in a healthy republic.

No more inexperienced ideologues who don’t have a clue about governance in the executive

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

heh, you mean like how many were skeptical of Obama and we were/are called racist???

But now it’s OK to be skeptical of Perry because he is a white, Texan.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM

The quickest way to get the left to stop the invasion at the border is if the churches start evangelizing these people and they convert to Christianity.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Uh the vast majority of people from Mexico and Central America are Catholic.

Johnnyreb on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM

California runs US Immigration policy…and has for a long time.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Yeah, well they suck at it and it will be what destroys Kalifornia.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Yeah, but there’s something about Rick Perry that’s off-putting. As if something in me warns he’s not ultimately to be trusted.

otlset on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Must be that he parts his hair on the right. Perry is as genuine as they get. So get over it.

NOMOBO on July 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

The quickest way to get the left to stop the invasion at the border is if the churches start evangelizing these people and they convert to Christianity.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Uh the vast majority of people from Mexico and Central America are Catholic.

Johnnyreb on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I think he means that they become active, church going Christians as opposed to more government drones.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM

fred5678 on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Yes he did. The law is/was a good law. Those illegals who took advantage of the law had paid Texas taxes longer than out of state students who came to Texas schools because even with out of state tuition, it was cheaper than going to school in their home states.

Much has been said about that bill, most of it wrong, or ill informed.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Agreed Cozmo.

The conservative reasoning was turn em’ into tax payers not tax wasters and was a direct response to losing the court case…where federal law required states to educate illegals.

Result was that there was a pretty quick turn around in the HS grades and graduation rates of hispanic students in Texas.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM

He urged Perry and other U.S. politicians to heed the “religious call… to welcome the stranger” when it comes to illegal aliens….”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/28/Jerry-Brown-on-Border-Crisis-We-Should-Welcome-the-Stranger

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

That would even cause God to shake his head at Brown:-) Brown needs to stop taking Scripture out of context & educate himself if he’s going to go that route.

bluefox on July 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM

But now it’s OK to be skeptical of Perry because he is a white, Texan.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM

You left out that Perry is an Aggie. NEVER leave out that Perry is an Aggie.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I think he means that they become active, church going Christians as opposed to more government drones.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Oh OK I guess, but the illegals in my area pack the Churches every Sunday and still take handouts from the Government. Not sure how or why that angle would work out any different than it is now. Heck some of the churches are actively pushing for bennies for illegals where I live.

Johnnyreb on July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

All politicians are worthy of skepticism…because it’s healthy and a worthwhile american trait in a healthy republic.

No more inexperienced ideologues who don’t have a clue about governance in the executive

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

heh, you mean like how many were skeptical of Obama and we were/are called racist???

But now it’s OK to be skeptical of Perry because he is a white, Texan.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Ummmm….no

I’m a native Texan and voted for Gov. Perry repeatedly.

He’s been a pretty solid governor….and I’ll vote for Abbott.

Most Texans are skeptical of politicians anyhow…especially if their long winded and hold up the BBQ

Perry kept getting re-elected cause he got results and he was better than the alternative….he also makes liberal heads explode and that is a highly entertaining sport in the state of Texas.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:37 PM

You left out that Perry is an Aggie. NEVER leave out that Perry is an Aggie.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM

+1000

koaiko on July 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM

You left out that Perry is an Aggie. NEVER leave out that Perry is an Aggie.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:32 P

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So he’s Agricultural AND Mechanical! Cool!

ToddPA on July 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM

But now it’s OK to be skeptical of Perry because he is a white, Texan.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM

You left out that Perry is an Aggie. NEVER leave out that Perry is an Aggie.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Gig Em’

God Bless Texas & Texas A&M

*snicker*

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Yeah, but there’s something about Barack Obamas’ comfort girl Jeanne Shaheen that’s off-putting. As if something in me warns she’s not ultimately to be trusted.

tm11999 on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Perry kept getting re-elected cause he got results and he was better than the alternative….he also makes liberal heads explode and that is a highly entertaining sport in the state of Texas.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Don’t forget making 1/4 of HA’s collective heads explode as well.

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM

The quickest way to get the left to stop the invasion at the border is if the churches start evangelizing these people and they convert to Christianity.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Unfortunately Christianity in South and Central America has been infected with communism, ‘social justice’ and all that crap. That was the whole point of Black Liberation Theology.

Communist organizers in South America found that their propaganda could be spread more effectively by infiltrating the church.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

otlset on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Your gut ain’t wrong. This guy needs to be kept on a tight leash.

Other than that, he ain’t too bad.

I saw the original version of this movie…35ish years ago.

cozmo on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 PM

All politicians are worthy of skepticism…because it’s healthy and a worthwhile american trait in a healthy republic.

No more inexperienced ideologues who don’t have a clue about governance in the executive

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Yep, unlike King Putt, he’s served in statewide executive positions from 1991-present, in a highly successful well run state with one of the world’s largest economies. He gets out of line sometimes, but he’s responsive to criticism. All politicians need close monitoring, especially as they climb the ladder to higher office and become more out of touch.

juliesa on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

who will be paying for the national guard troops?

weedisgood on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

He urged Perry and other U.S. politicians to heed the “religious call… to welcome the stranger” when it comes to illegal aliens….”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/28/Jerry-Brown-on-Border-Crisis-We-Should-Welcome-the-Stranger

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

That would even cause God to shake his head at Brown:-) Brown needs to stop taking Scripture out of context & educate himself if he’s going to go that route.

bluefox on July 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM

It’s kinda desperate…

Like Pelosi invoking the baby Jesus.

The Party of Death that voted God out of their platform…

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

I think he means that they become active, church going Christians as opposed to more government drones.

redguy on July 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Exactly!

Things don’t always work out as planned. Sure.. you’ve got terrorists and criminals… but many of these people are like that mother who was filmed with her children…. she just wanted to get her kids to America.. where it was safe. These people are being used.

The left is evangelizing them in a sense.. grabbing them up.. carting them off.. hoping to make them converts of the left… but things do not always go as planned.

They may not all want to be pawns of the same kind of corruption they are fleeing.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:43 PM

You can’t trust the poll they are referring to, for the Senate.
The percentiles in this poll do not take into account that the primary for the NH Senate candidates are not until the second week in September. GOP has a primary.

There is a pro-life 82 yr. old on the GOP primary ballot, named Bob Smith, a former senator. Sununus have sided with Brown already, but there are hold outs mostly on the right of Brown. If you phone a Bob Smith Household, they are not going to say they are going to vote for Brown, YET, because this is NH. There is also a libertarian/free stater, “or something,” out there disrupting the poll, but, we can’t predict whether they would rather have Shaheen or Brown, or waste their vote and get Shaheen.

So far, I think Shaheen has no challenger, no primary?

Take this poll the second week of September, or the third. See if NH wants to vote Brown or die. Brown can get the veteran vote in NH, because he is the real thing in a VFW hall. They are the guys that gave you McCain for president.

Fleuries on July 29, 2014 at 12:44 PM

It is huge (very good) what Scott Brown is doing: running advertisements highlighting the illegal immigration problem.

Why Romney and others haven’t done that is beyond me. Illegal immigration is a scary issue, and you need to make it scary to the voters. You don’t run away from the issue, and treat it like something that lily-fingered polite society should just sweep under the rug like Romney did, and now Romney is for amnesty anyway, insane.

If Scott Brown’s numbers are down, he can win with an anti-illegal immigration push. And his ad is good but perhaps even too tame. GET AGGRESSIVE about the illegal menace. It’s free to be aggressive. Why be kind of constipated about the issue, be like Drudge and let people know the truth about it so we get their votes.

Here’s Brown’s recent ad on immigration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQi4WBSc-hk&feature=youtu.be

And here’s a discussion of the ad: http://www.wmur.com/political-scoop/brown-becomes-first-us-senate-candidate-in-nation-to-run-ad-on-immigration-crisis/27174028#!bpWFvj

anotherJoe on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM

who will be paying for the national guard troops?

weedisgood on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

The Texas taxpayers, including me.

juliesa on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Yep, unlike King Putt, he’s served in statewide executive positions from 1991-present, in a highly successful well run state with one of the world’s largest economies. He gets out of line sometimes, but he’s responsive to criticism. All politicians need close monitoring, especially as they climb the ladder to higher office and become more out of touch.

juliesa on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Agreed.

Even when he was a blue dog…he was a budget pit bull in the legislature.

As far as I know he’s the only potential candidate to hold legislative…administrative and executive elective office.

One thing Perry knows how to do is wrangle with a legislature for results.

Texas was upgraded when the US was downgraded and that was a good result….cause it preserved our rainy day fund and it grew…He took a lot of heat for it in the media at the time….But it was a good call.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM

who will be paying for the national guard troops?

weedisgood on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

The Texas taxpayers, including me.

juliesa on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM

But if Perry were President…I would bet we’d finally get paid back.

I also think he’d reduce the EPA to a coupla filing clerks housed somewhere in California….maybe without AC in their office…

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:49 PM

It is huge (very good) what Scott Brown is doing: running advertisements highlighting the illegal immigration problem.

Why Romney and others haven’t done that is beyond me. Illegal immigration is a scary issue, and you need to make it scary to the voters. You don’t run away from the issue, and treat it like something that lily-fingered polite society should just sweep under the rug like Romney did, and now Romney is for amnesty anyway, insane.

If Scott Brown’s numbers are down, he can win with an anti-illegal immigration push. And his ad is good but perhaps even too tame. GET AGGRESSIVE about the illegal menace. It’s free to be aggressive. Why be kind of constipated about the issue, be like Drudge and let people know the truth about it so we get their votes.

Here’s Brown’s recent ad on immigration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQi4WBSc-hk&feature=youtu.be

And here’s a discussion of the ad: http://www.wmur.com/political-scoop/brown-becomes-first-us-senate-candidate-in-nation-to-run-ad-on-immigration-crisis/27174028#!bpWFvj

anotherJoe on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Romney?

Oh Brother…

Brown’s biggest problem is appearing like a carpetbagger…

But hey Clinton won in NY carpetbaggin’

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Perry kept getting re-elected cause he got results and he was better than the alternative….he also makes liberal heads explode and that is a highly entertaining sport in the state of Texas.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Don’t forget making 1/4 of HA’s collective heads explode as well.

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM

True that…

Check this out…at Al Jazeera
(They’re using a picture of Gov. Perry to promote the american taliban and liberals are eating it up)

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/07/20117259426336524.html

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Don’t forget making 1/4 of HA’s collective heads explode as well.

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM

ponzi schemes etc…

The alternative is Hispanics are good breeders and coming here illegally as an act of love Jeb.

I’d rather have Perry.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Scott Brown will be very lucky if he survives the primary. He votes with Democrats more than Republicans and the base (including the libertarians) will not vote for him in the primary or the general.

But plenty of potential Brown voters will vote for Rubens in the primary, leaving the base to Senator Smith. If Rick Perry wants to come to NH to promote a Republican Senator, Smith is by far the most Republican, and the more conservative of the three.

He should avoid Brown like the plague if he wants to woo primary voters in the Granite State come 2016

nhsteve on July 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I live in NH, and although we are considered to have a politically astute population, I don’t think many people know much of anything about Senator Jeanne Shaheen. I had done some door-to-door survey for the NH GOP (until the whole Mississippi garbage happened), and one of the questions I asked was if people had a positive or negative view of Senator Shaheen. Not one person had an opinion one way or the other. I think this hurts any Republican candidate. I don’t think just saying she votes with Obama most of the time is going to cut it.

FreeRock on July 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Somebody has their knickers in a twist…and they don’t like Gov. Perry’s rise in the polls…

“Texas Congressman Thinks Rick Perry Could Create A ‘Police State’ At Border

The ongoing war-of-words between Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) and Republican Gov. Rick Perry escalated on Monday when Castro fired off a letter warning Perry against creating a “police state” along the border…

Monday’s missive is just one of several letters exchanged between the two Texas pols. According to Politico, In a July 23 letter, Perry told Castro the National Guard troops would not militarize the border.

Castro’s comments, Perry wrote, “indicated a basic misunderstanding about the very positive role the Guard will play in tackling the border security crisis…”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/texas-congressman-rick-perry-may-create-police-state-at-border-2014-7#ixzz38sW7LT5t

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

The quickest way to get the left to stop the invasion at the border is if the churches start evangelizing these people and they convert to Christianity.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

They are “Christian”. Most of their countries citizens are practically required to be Catholic if I am not mistaken. Maybe not by law, but by society as a whole. Chances are, without a baptism certificate from a Catholic church, they are not allowed to work.

astonerii on July 29, 2014 at 1:12 PM

If Perry has New Hampshire on his radar already, this effort may say more about 2016 than 2014.

So does this…

Perry, Jindal Side With Astorino In Rebellious Move Against RGA Chair Christie

http://jpupdates.com/2014/07/24/perry-jindal-side-astorino-rebellious-move-rga-chair-christie/

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Scott Brown’s a weasel. Rinos like him will give you amnesty in a hurry and tell you it’s because they are so Reaganesque.

Buddahpundit on July 29, 2014 at 1:19 PM

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Heh

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

So does this…

Perry, Jindal Side With Astorino In Rebellious Move Against RGA Chair Christie

http://jpupdates.com/2014/07/24/perry-jindal-side-astorino-rebellious-move-rga-chair-christie/

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 1:14 PM

My dream ticket

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Brown’s biggest problem is appearing like a carpetbagger…

working…

No, his biggest problem is the moderate republican thing, he is moderate on some of the social issues, but on the issues that matter to running the country, he is conservative, on money, on spending, on defense…

Shaheen is from Missouri and he won’t let her forget that. Brown was born in Maine, and has owned a home in NH for 15 years. His family came down from NH to help him win in MA. And many voters in NH “used to live” in MA. I am not sure that is a problem now.

Leaving MA is a statement, if you live in MA, you know it is a matter of time before you think you have had it, and many people go to NH…and commute to work here. One big happy family.

Fleuries on July 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Brown’s biggest problem is appearing like a carpetbagger…

working…

No, his biggest problem is the moderate republican thing, he is moderate on some of the social issues, but on the issues that matter to running the country, he is conservative, on money, on spending, on defense…

Shaheen is from Missouri and he won’t let her forget that. Brown was born in Maine, and has owned a home in NH for 15 years. His family came down from NH to help him win in MA. And many voters in NH “used to live” in MA. I am not sure that is a problem now.

Leaving MA is a statement, if you live in MA, you know it is a matter of time before you think you have had it, and many people go to NH…and commute to work here. One big happy family.

Fleuries on July 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I stand corrected

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 1:51 PM

he quickest way to get the left to stop the invasion at the border is if the churches start evangelizing these people and they convert to Christianity.

JellyToast on July 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

If word got out that the illegal children would be placed in foster homes of gay couples, they would stop sending them here.

monalisa on July 29, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I guess you don’t have a heart anymore, eh Rick?

Ted the Average on July 29, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Of course the race will tighten. Brown’s biggest headache will be the idiots from Massachusetts who fled the high taxes by moving to NH and then turn around and vote for the very people who caused these problems in MA.

Bob smith is a guaranteed loser to shaheen.

And to others: do you want a senator who votes with you 75% of the time (Brown) or zero percent of the time (shaheen). For god’s sake let’s grow up.

The left is playing for keeps and we’re fighting internally over semantics.

matthew8787 on July 29, 2014 at 4:34 PM